How to Use Pendulum Charts

Pendulum charts expand the power of your pendulum far beyond the simple yes/no/maybe question method. Pendulum charts are considered an "advanced" pendulum skill, but don't let that discourage you. Just because it's advanced, doesn't mean it's hard to learn.

There are lots of different types of charts. Some are complicated and others, quite simple, but the principle is the same in all. Instead of using pre-programmed signals (as you would when asking yes/no questions), your pendulum uses the reference points on the chart to show you answers.

Charts come in different shapes, though my favorite - because, in my opinion, it is easiest to read - is the half circle, like the one below.

In the Alpha-Numeric pendulum chart shown here, you can ask anything that can be answered by letters, numbers, or percentages (such as names, dates, quantities, etc.). Chart below is available as a downloadable pdf at our Etsy shop.

Pendulum chart

Positioning - you, the chart, and the pendulum

Ideally, you want to sit up straight and if possible, put both feet flat on the floor. With the chart in front of you, on a flat surface, and the arrow pointing away from your body, grasp the top bead or fob of your pendulum between your thumb and forefinger and arch your wrist slightly. Hold pendulum directly over the “hinge point” of the chart (the spot shown by the arrow), about 1/2 inch above the chart’s surface. Steady your elbow (but not your hand) on the table and let the pendulum dangle directly above the chart’s hinge point.

Making a temporary chart

A pendulum chart can also be made on the fly. It can be written in the dirt with a stick or drawn on the back of a candy wrapper.

Making charts from objects

A chart doesn't even have to be in writing. It can be a physical arrangement of objects that take the shape of a chart. The one thing that is consistent for all charts is that its reference points must be on a surface which you can hold your pendulum above.